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Association of National Olympic Committees

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) is an international organization that affiliates the current 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 8 National Olympic Committees who are not recognized by International Olympic Committee but recognized by continental associations are its associate members.

Association of National Olympic Committees
ANOC (logo).png
Formation 26 June 1979; 38 years ago (1979-06-26)
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland

206 National Olympic Committees

8 Associate National Olympic Committees
Official language
English, French, Spanish
Kuwait Sheikh Ahmed Al-Sabah
Website [1]

ANOC was established in June 1979 during the Constitutive General Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The organization's purpose is for the IOC to manage the general affairs for the National Olympic Committees, to give them their support, advice, cooperation, and recommendations for their development.

Its members are affiliated to one of five continental associations:

Continent Continental association Founded
Africa Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) 1981
Americas Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) 1940
Asia Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) 1982
Europe European Olympic Committees (EOC) 1968
Oceania Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) 1981

The organization was founded in 1979 under the presidency of Mario Vázquez Raña of Mexico. Since 2012, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait has served as ANOC president.[1]

ANOC PresidentsEdit

No. Name Country Term
1. Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña   Mexico 26 June 1979 – 13 April 2012
2. His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah   Kuwait 13 April 2012 – present


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